2012 NFL Mock Draft: 2-Round Predictions Based on Best Athlete Available

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2012 NFL Mock Draft: 2-Round Predictions Based on Best Athlete Available
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Most NFL fans have already had the opportunity to review at least 10 mock drafts or more for the 2012 NFL Draft. Some of you extreme football fans might have checked out 50-100 mocks so far. You know who you are.

For today, I thought about doing something a little different. Suppose you had six scouts in a room and they were all asked to individually give their opinion of a specific player. If it is Andrew Luck, they are probably going to all be pretty close to each other in their opinion of him. The further down the draft board we go, the wilder the opinions get, which is really not all that different from mock drafts.

So instead of six scouts, we are instead going to plug in six mock drafts as our scouts. We will start with the first player they list (which would have the most points) and work our way down their list until we get to the 32nd overall pick (which would be assigned the fewest points).

Our six mock drafts come from Wes Bunting of Pro Football Post, Mel Kiper of ESPN, Scout Inc. from ESPN, Todd McShay from ESPN, Matt Miller from Bleacher Report and the latest computer simulated mock draft from Draft Tek.com.

We have enough players to work with to fill up two rounds for the draft. Please note that this has nothing to do with team needs, or whatever the popular choice has been up to now. It is going to solely be a draft conducted by taking the best athlete available when a team is on the clock.

How did we determine who the best athlete was? By adding up all the points awarded from the six drafts we compiled. It will be interesting to see if fans like this approach for what your team is awarded.

The lone exception is obviously the Raiders fans, who don't have a draft pick in either round.

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